The Doomsday Chronicles, cont'd

This is the stuff of my nightmares, but I’m with Michael Stipe on this one.

2 Responses to “The Doomsday Chronicles, cont'd”

  1. War is indeed a bigger threat than commercially caused climate disruption. At least, I’ve always thought so.
     
    I also have always thought and still think that it’s likely that if climate disruption gets bad enough, the resulting catastrophe will be called “world war”.
     
    However, I disagree strongly that “we have to solve the problem of the existence of all these weapons before we have the luxury of worrying about global warming”. Existential issues are existential issues. We have to bat 1000 on them. We can’t miss coping with even one of them once. That’s what makes our muddle-through traditions and our coarsely tolerable decision-making so terrifyingly inadequate.
     

  2. harrywr2 says:

    MT
    <i>I disagree strongly that “we have to solve the problem of the existence of all these weapons before we have the luxury of worrying about global warming</i>
    But with Megatons to Megawatts we can reduce our carbon footprint and get rid of nasty weapons as well. Last I checked about 50% of the nuclear fuel in the US is actually recycled nuclear bombs.
    http://www.usec.com/megatonstomegawatts.htm
    Of course there are always those opposed to recycling nuclear bombs for some reason that I fail to comprehend.
    http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2011/02/03-4

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